K: Writing Text Type Organizers - Downloadable PDFs

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Do our writers have tools to tackle each step of the writing process? How do we ensure that they understand the complex rigor to meet or exceed standard for Argument (Opinion), Informative/Explanatory, and Narrative writing? These Writing Text Type Organizers are designed to help support students in producing writing that conquers the grade-level-specific text type components.

With these research-based organizers, students will break down their thinking, emphasizing key aspects of the universal writing process in bite-sized, palatable pieces.

Prewrite: This focused tool clearly and logically demonstrates the prewrite step of the writing process. The prewrite organizer pinpoints a controlling idea and prompts the writer to keep a laser-like focus while generating supportive details. This multi-faceted strategy can be used with writers of any level; from emergent to developing, in order to make thinking visible. Beginning writers start with graphic representation and letter strings, whereas others build a picture with words and phrases. The prewrite organizer is utilized to effectively communicate across text types and content areas.

  • K_Prewrite Organizer (B&W, 11" x 8.5")

Draft: This set of differentiated tools is utilized to practice the draft stage of the writing process. The draft organizers emphasize developing print to match a mental picture. The levels of the mix-and-match organizers increase in quality and quantity from a complete sentence toward various sentences that work together on the same topic which begins to formulate a solid paragraph. The draft organizer set is utilized to effectively communicate across text types and content areas.

  • K_Draft Organizer I (B&W, 8.5" x 11")
  • K_Draft Organizer II (B&W, 8.5" x 11")
  • K_Draft Organizer III (B&W, 8.5" x 11")
  • K_Draft Organizer IV (B&W, 8.5" x 11")
  • K_Draft Organizer Page 2 (B&W, 8.5" x 11")

Text Types and Purposes: This standards-aligned tool highlights the expectations writers can aim for in order to meet and/or exceed grade-level-appropriate written output. The Text Types and Purposes Tool set provides you with the standards aligned to universal writing guides for each of the writing text types; opinion, informative/explanatory, and narrative. Teachers can emphasize one area at a time, build the whole picture, or use the template to create a student-generated checklist.

  • K_Text Types and Purposes Tool (B&W, 11" x 8.5")
  • K_Text Types and Purposes Tool Template (B&W, 11" x 8.5")

Writing Standards Chart:  How can we ensure that our text type writing meets grade-level expectations? Do you need a tool at your fingertips to weave writing standards into planning and practice? This teacher-friendly reference provides standards details to model, guide, and apply with students. This is a Teacher Demonstration must-have!

  • K_Writing Standards Chart (Color, 8.5" x 11")